elworthy cottage

Elworthy Cottage

Somerset's Wildlife Garden: Elworthy Cottage

Location: Elworthy Cottage, Elworthy Cottage Plants, Elworthy, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 3PX
Mike and Jenny are very kindly opening their garden to share their wildlife gardening tips and ideas whilst raising funds in aid of Somerset Wildlife Trust. Plants for sale too.

Event details


11:00am - 4:00pm
A static map of Somerset's Wildlife Garden: Elworthy Cottage

About the event

An inspiring, peaceful, one acre plantsman's garden full of butterflies and bird song, at the eastern end of the Brendon Hills in West Somerset. It has been developed to blend sympathetically with the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside and to encourage wildlife.

They've constructed a small wildlife pond to encourage frogs and toads into the garden, once counting 35 frogs in the pond!  Some areas of grass are left to seed for the wildlife and in spring wild primroses abound. They've built a native hedge-bank planted with wild flowers, and have a large bird population, including many thrushes. In summer the garden is a haven for butterflies.

Feel free to bring your own picnic blanket and refreshments, and after your visit, treat yourself to a beautiful cottage garden plant from the nursery.

Further information: www.elworthy-cottage.co.uk

COVID Safety: The open day has been adapted and fully risk assessed in the light of ongoing COVID safety guidance. Please make use of the sanitiser and retain a minimum of 1m social distancing. The wearing of masks for everyone’s protection is a personal choice. Please bring correct change (plus more for their wonderful plants on sale).



£4 for adults, children free.
Booking not required.
Please bring change.

Know before you go


On a lead

Wheelchair access


Hearing loop


Parking information

available in a nearby field

Contact us

Mike and Jenny Spiller